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Crimson Peak

  Tags: Benedict Cumberbatch, Crimson Peak, ghosts, Guillermo del Toro, haunted house, haunting, Jessica Chastain, Legendary Pictures, Leslie Hope, Lucinda Coxon, Matthew Robbins, Mia Wasikowska, SUPERNATURAL

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In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider.  Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

CATEGORY
Supernatural 

RELEASE DATE
October 16, 2015
CURRENT STATUS
Post-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Legendary Pictures
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Guillermo del Toro
WRITTEN BY
Matthew Robbins
Lucinda Coxon
Guillermo del Toro
STARRING
Mia Wasikowska
Charlie Hunnam
Jessica Chastain
Jim Beaver
Tom Hiddleston
Leslie Hope

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filmed at the Pinewood Toronto Studios, which is also where he shot Pacific Rim.
  • Leslie Hope plays "the gossipy mother of Charlie Hunnam’s character."
  • Tom Hiddleston (Thor) replaces Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch was (Star Trek Into Darkness) was going to have a role in the film before dropping out due to unknown reasons.
  • Fans may recognize actor Jim Beaver as "Bobby" from the series Supernatural.
  • Mia Wasikowska (Stoker) is in talks to replace Emma Stone (Zombieland).
  • Guillermo del Toro spoke briefly about the project recently, revealing some details on the story, saying: "So it’s at the turn of the century and half of the movie takes place in America, and the other half takes place in a crumbling mansion in Cumbria. And basically it’s a ghost story and gothic romance, trying to subvert the rules of the usual gothic romance. It’s very much... the first half is a love story, then that love story turns darker. And it’s at the same time a ghost story. I’m working at this moment with Lucinda Clarkson who is a really great playwright from the UK. She has the proper degree of perversity and intelligence to turn it into something interesting to watch. It’s sort of a very compelling version of the classic gothic romance, where you have the spookiness and the windswept landscape that dooms the characters, you know?"
  • This would be the 2nd time actor Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) worked with Guillermo del Toro, after Pacific Rim.
  • Guillermo del Toro recently described the project as "a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules."
  • In an interview from 2003, del Toro was quoted saying: "It’s the fucking scariest ghost story ever. It’s set in the Victoria era, but will be much different and much scarier than The Others."
  • This is a dream project of Guillermo del Toro's, as hes been hoping to make it for for over a decade now.
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